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OPS At Home Learning: 4th Grade

Grade level resources

Math

Recommended minutes per day: 30 minutes

15 minutes of math activities (choose one below)

10 minutes of Khan Academy (see suggested grade level starting point)

5 minutes of XtraMath

Activities:

  • You have seven mini pizzas to share equally with three friends. How much pizza will each person get? Show your work using pictures, numbers, or symbols.  
  • Draw a parallelogram, trapezoid, rhombus, square, and rectangle. Create three different  categories that will include each type of quadrilateral at least once. (i.e. 4 right angles could be one category) 
  • An analog clock reads 7:15.  James says the clock shows an acute angle. Allison says the clock shows an obtuse angle. Who is correct? Ask someone else this question and see if you agree or disagree. Bonus: Write a time that shows a right angle and another time that shows a straight angle. 
  • Create 5 of your own “Would you rather?” scenarios using customary measurement comparisons. There are three examples given. Share your scenarios with someone else and have them solve them. Try to include units of measure that use length, weight, capacity, and time. 
  • Would you rather have 4 pounds of chocolate or 65 ounces of chocolate? 
  • Would you rather have 315 minutes of video game time or 5 and a half hours? 
  • Would you rather have 2 gallons of lemonade or 20 pints of lemonade? 
  • Over Under: For this example, the target amount is 2. Using estimation, decide if the following problems are more (over) or less (under) 2. Do not complete the actual calculation but use reasoning skills to determine if the amount is over or under 2. Explain your thinking to someone else. 
  • ¾ + ½ + 1/8 =  
  • Five fourths + four fourths  =  
  • Sixteen eighths – one eighth =  
  • 1.79 + 0.3 =  
  • 2.5 - 0.48 =  
  • Select your own target amount. Create addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division equations that can be solved using estimation. Determine if the sum, difference, product, or quotient is over or under your selected target number. Remember to use whole numbers with all the operations. Decimals should only include addition and subtraction. Fractions  and mixed numbers can include addition and subtraction with like denominators while multiplication of fractions should only include a whole number and a fraction.  
  • Below are riddles about geometric figures. Solve them using the given clues. Then write at least 3 of your own. Share them with someone else and see if they can solve them. 
  • I am a polygon. I have 5 sides. What am I? 
  • I am a quadrilateral. I have 4 right angles. Only one pair of my parallel lines is the same length. What am I? 
  • I am a shape that has zero edges. I have zero vertices. I am round and symmetrical. What am I?  
  • Would you rather? Answer the following comparisons by assuming you always want the greater amount of the item or object in each scenario. (Be careful because you never know when equivalence may show up.) After you have solved these, what would you have to do to make each comparison equivalent? Ask others in your house to see if you can stump them. 
  • Would you rather have 13 one fourth sized slices of pizza or three  whole pizzas? 
  • Would you rather have 10,000 pennies or 10 dollars?  
  • Would you rather have 0.3 feet of ribbon or 0.29 feet of ribbon? 
  • Would you rather have 5 chocolate bars or fifty tenths chocolate bars? 
  • Would you rather have 7 and one half dollars or 25 one-fourth dollars? 
  • Have someone time you for 10 seconds. Do as many jumping jacks as you can. If this pattern continues, how many jumping jacks can you do in 1 minute? 1 hour? 1 day? 1 week? Or even 1 year? 
  • Try this with sit-ups, push-ups or your heartbeat.  
  • How much time had passed between waking up and eating lunch? Between doing your math activity and going to bed? Between waking up and eating dinner? What are other problems you could create involving elapsed time? What visual can you use to show elapsed time? 
 
 

 

Resources

Click Sign up to create a free parent account and have your child begin 4th Grade Area and Perimeter.

 

XtraMath Click Sign up for a free account. It is important to focus on thinking strategies instead of speed when helping students develop fluency.

Social Studies

Recommended minutes per day: 20 minutes

Activities:

  • Listen to this read aloud of Roxaboxen.  Go outside and collect rocks, sticks, leaves, etc with permission of an adult.  Use your imagination to create a small-town.  Be sure to include things like homes, stores, roads, etc. 
  • Draw a picture of what it would be like to visit a beach or draw a picture of what it would look like to visit the mountains.  Write three things you would like to do while visiting. 
  • Write a poem about living in Omaha, Nebraska. 
  • Make a list of things you want to do before starting back to school. 
  • Read this book Let's Have a Picnic then go out and have a picnic with your some adult members of your household. 

Resources:

Epic! Books

Use classroom code or create a free account; Read books about being a good citizen, Native American tribes from Nebraska, and much more! 

Language Arts / Reading

Recommended minutes per day:  45 minutes

20 minutes Self-Selected Independent Reading

15 minutes Reading Activities (choose one below)

10 minutes Daily Journal Writing: Create a daily writing journal. Write about anything you want. You can also journal about your daily learning:

o   What did you enjoy the most about your day?

o   Why did you enjoy this moment?

  • What did you learn?

Activities:

  • Imagine you and your best friend hanging out ten years from now. What has changed? What hasn't changed?  Draw a picture of what you think you and your friend will look like.  Label what you think will be different from now in your picture. 

  • Who is your favorite fictional character? Write a story about yourself meeting them. 

  • Go look out a window for 30 seconds. Write a story about what you saw during those 30 seconds.  Illustrate your story. 

  • You and your friends build the ultimate treehouse — but there are some rules for the people who spend time there. What are the rules? Make a poster listing your treehouse rules. 

  • Think of a subject you don't know too much about. What would you like to learn about it? Write as many questions about that subject as you can think of. 

  • The most important character in my book is ______ because... 

 

Resources:

Storyline Online Developed by The Screen Actors Guild Foundation, Storyline Online features accomplished actors and actresses reading some of their favorite children’s books

ReadWorks Create a free account to access authentic and engaging texts to read

Science

Recommended minutes per day: 20 min

  • Draw a plant, label its essential parts and tell someone in your family what each part does. Record your sharing. 
  • Research facts about your favorite animal. Write five facts and include a detailed illustration of your animal in its habitat. 
  • Draw a diagram of a circuit that includes a wire, a battery, and a light bulb. 
  • Choose an animal from your ecosystem and create a food web showing the transfer of energy between organisms. 

Resources:

These websites provide interactive learning opportunities, virtual field trips, and videos for your students:

PBS Learning Science

 

Exploratorium

 

 

Mystery Science

 

 

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